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The House just voted to give the President "broad authority to sanction virtually anyone, anywhere in the world, whether they are connected to Russia or not," Rep Thomas Massie (KY-R) reports.
"This was slipped into the Russian sanctions bill on pages 19, 20, 21," Massie said.
The bill amends the Magnitsky Act to say the President can sanction "any foreign person" acting on behalf of Russia or any foreign person who has "materially assisted" those acting on behalf of Russia.
The language is deliberately broad so it can apply to virtually anyone.
Massie said only eight House reps -- all Republican -- voted against the bill.
Shortly after taking office, Biden signed an incredibly broad executive order which stated that Americans assets could be seized if Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and/or Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in consultation with the Attorney General Merrick Garland, declared they were acting "directly or indirectly" "for the benefit of" Russia.
The American Thinker reported on the EO at the time in an article titled, "Executive Order Canceling the Constitution":
On April 15, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation. Contrary to its title, this EO is not about Russia. It is designed to allow the Biden administration to deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government.Any notion the US is still a "liberal democracy" is now dead.
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